Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday stamps

After an absence from 'Sunday Stamps', I'm back for this week's free theme with two stamps commemorating the centenary of Jean-François Champollion deciphering and translating the Egyptian hieroglyphics from the Rosetta stone in 1822. (wiki link).
The first stamp I have shown before, was issued by Egypt . . . 

. . . and the second stamp, which I recently found on a cover, was issued by France.

The French stamp also has an interesting (though not connected cancellation), SOS Amitié sounds like the French equivalent of the Samaritans here in the UK.

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  1. that was a great achievement worth celebrating

  2. Two fine stamps depicting someone I know nothing about.

  3. We know the Rosetta Stone, but forget the name of the man who did the translation. Good to have a stamp for him.
    Thank you for contributing - I've missed you!

  4. Nice to have a commemoration of a superb piece of scholarship.

  5. The stamp with the Rosetta Stone is stunning. I wonder if there are more stamps with the same theme (I'm sure there are!).

  6. Two very different approaches to the same subject. I like the Egyptian one best.

  7. Wow. Wherever did he get the facility for learning so many languages?!!
    I'd not heard of him, either, though i am familiar with the Rosetta Stone.


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